Daytona: Edwards post-qualifying interview

CARL EDWARDS -50-Ortho Ford F-150 (Qualified 2nd) HOW WAS THAT LAP? "It will be great. First, second, third or fourth, if we can be in the top couple of rows it's really going to pay off. It's going to be a wild race, I think. I just hope...

CARL EDWARDS -50-Ortho Ford F-150 (Qualified 2nd)

HOW WAS THAT LAP?

"It will be great. First, second, third or fourth, if we can be in the top couple of rows it's really going to pay off. It's going to be a wild race, I think. I just hope that we can start up front, especially with Erik up there; that will help us a lot having a teammate. The truck is really great and I'm just really proud of these guys for putting together such a fast truck. It's fun to drive."

YOU'VE WON HERE IN THE PAST IN A TRUCK.

"Hopefully we can do it again. The thing about these trucks races is that it isn't over until the checkered flag. You could be leading 100 yards from the finish line and end up fifth. That's the way that these races go, so we'll just have fun and see what happens."

YOU COMPETE FULL TIME IN THE BUSCH AND CUP SERIES, BUT YOU ARE ONLY SCHEDULED TO RUN A LIMITED TRUCK SCHEDULE. HOW DOES THAT IMPACT YOUR MENTALITY ENTERING THE RACE?

"This is different than those two. The biggest thing is that we're probably going to run this full time with Peter Shepherd and me splitting it, so there's still a championship on the line for Jack. But, for me, I'm going here to. That will be awesome to win tomorrow."

YOU MADE ONLY ONE LAP IN QUALIFYING.

"We made only one lap. We had the Ortho Ford F-150 taped up for one lap, and some guys started going faster on the second lap, so they said to run it until it got to 240 degrees and shut it off, and it was 240 pretty quick. That's a great lap for us. Everyone knows that a truck race isn't over 100 yards till finish, so qualifying up front is all that really matters. The pole wasn't that important to burn up the motor."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Peter Shepherd